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Meacham Lake Campground is the perfect location when you are seeking a peaceful spot for your next RV camping vacation. Meacham Lake covers an area of over 1,200 acres, and Meacham Lake Campground is the only development here, making this an idyllic RV camping site. Whether you are looking for a lakeside campsite or something secluded under the canopy of trees, you can find it here. Of the more than 200 campsites, 45 are on the water’s edge, so reserve in advance when that’s what you are looking for.
Meacham Lake Campground is a basic campground, and none of the sites have electricity or water hookups, but there are plenty of drinking water supplies and several restrooms with showers. To keep the family occupied while camping at Meacham Lake Campground, there’s a playground, picnic areas with grills, plus very easy access to the lake. Fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking are all popular here, and there are two boat launches to access the water.
This really is an area of little development, with just small communities close by, and very close to the national border with Canada. The nearest town of any size is Malone, NY, around 30 minutes to the north, with the smaller town of Paul Smiths, NY is a little closer to the south. To the east is Champlain Lake, a huge expanse of water, with the city of Plattsburgh on its shore.
Book an RV in Fulton County and explore the numerous mountains and forests on your next outdoor adventure with family and friends.
Meacham Lake, with Meacham Lake Campground on its north and western shores, offers extensive opportunities to explore the great outdoors. For anglers, the lake is restocked annually with splake and brown trout, while other species such as smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and pike are common as well. Bank fishing is limited to the area around the boat launch.
When you want to explore Meacham Lake and fish in more locations, bring a motorboat, kayak, or canoe. If you can’t bring your own boat, canoe and rowboat rentals are available at the campground.
Some areas of the lake shoreline are marsh and attract a range of wild birds, including ducks and bitterns, plus there are several short trails in the campground where you might be lucky to spot other birds.
Within Meacham Lake Campground is the Debar Mountain Trailhead, a 7.5-mile out and back hike that is mostly easy, but features a steep climb at the end to reach the summit. If you can manage the steep final climb, you are rewarded with lovely views across Meacham Lake and Deer River. Shorter and easier is the Azure Mountain Firetower Trail, just a couple of miles west of Meacham Lake. This 2-mile hike takes you to the restored fire tower that was built in 1918 and gives stunning 360-degree views from the top. It is definitely worth the effort to check out this trail when you’re motorhome camping at Meacham Lake.
Should you need supplies for your rental RV when camping at Meacham Lake, then the small town of Paul Smiths is just a few miles south and has everything you need. While in the town, take a couple of hours out and try the local disc golf course. It’s a fun sport for the whole family to enjoy.
When you visit in the winter, many of the hiking trails are converted into snowshoe or cross-country ski tracks, and just north of the lake is the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center.
Just beyond the ski center is the town of Malone, and car enthusiasts will definitely want to call into AnB Classics. This is a car showroom, but with a difference, as all the vehicles are vintage or classic, from hot-rods to roadsters and pickups. The owner’s welcome visitors, and who knows, you might find the car of your dreams!
Also in Malone is the Wilder Homestead, a historical site that aims to bring to life the 1800s farm and the family that owned it. Built around 1840 by James Mason Wilder, the farm was home to Almanzo Wilder, who was the husband of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who is most famous for her novel, Farmer Boy. The site now has a museum containing 19th-century artifacts and information about the Wilder family. In addition to the farmhouse, visitors can also explore barns, a pump house, and a reconstructed one-room schoolhouse, typical of the era. It’s a wonderful step back in time to a bygone age.